The Whisker Chronicles

Whiskers are also known as vibrissa, from the latin vibrare "to vibrate". Vibrissa are the specialized hairs on mammals and the bristlelike feathers near the mouths of many birds. Their resonant design is symbolic of the energies, good and bad, that are reverberating throughout the natural world. Every living thing is connected and, by birthright, deserves to exist.

Attention All Lovers of Frogs and Toads!

    You are needed to help with FrogWatch USA, which is a national scientific study on toads and frogs that has been conducted for more than ten years! FrogWatch … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

What You Should Know About Amphibians

All photos courtesy of U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service It’s summertime and hopefully many of you have kids that are outdoors exploring.  Some of you will be having conversations … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Extinct in the Wild: Kihansi Spray Toad

Scientific Name: Nectophrynoides asperginis Historic Range and Habitat:   The Udzungwa Mountains of eastern Tanzania in a very small range that is in the spray zone of Kihansi Falls in the Kihansi Gorge. What Kihansi … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: Ozark Hellbender

Scientific Name:   Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi Year Listed on the Endangered Species List:  2011 Endangered Species Listing Status:  Endangered Conservation Efforts and Partners: In 2011, the Saint Louis Zoo and the … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment